Taiwan to send largest-ever team to Universiade

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/07/13
By: Lin Hung-han and Elaine Hou CNA file photo

Taipei, July 13 (CNA) Taiwan will send a team of 368 athletes to participate in the 2017 Universiade to be held in Taipei next month, making it the largest team ever selected by the country for the world university games, the Sports Administration said Thursday.

The agency, under the Ministry of Education, published a list of athletes to compete in 22 different sports, aiming to win more than seven gold medals at the games slated for Aug. 19-30, it said.

Athletes representing Taiwan include students from 49 educational institutions at home and abroad, the agency said.

By sending its largest-ever team to the Universidade, Taiwan is hoping to beat its previous best performances at the games — winning seven gold medals and ranking seventh, it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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